Happy Economic Development Week!

Special thanks go out to Mayor Brenton and the members of the Liberty City Council for their recognition of Economic Development Week.  That’s right, after 90 years in existence the International Economic Development Association (IEDC) has created the week encouraging communities to plan events and recognize the partnerships and professionals that work to create investment and growth opportunities enhancing the quality of life within their community.

While I will leave the events, ribbons, and celebrations to the real exciting activities – hint there are several in the coming weeks – I do whole heartedly want to reinforce a couple of the ideas.  The economic development profession recognizes its role in a regions long term success.  The City of Liberty furthermore recognizes that it is a vital part of the region’s success and has committed to developing a strong economic development program.  The Liberty EDC is proud to be a partner together with the City of Liberty, Clay County, and with the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC). 

IEDC is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers with more than 4700 members.  One thing to pull out of their materials that seems to say it all; “The economic development industry remains as complex, challenging, and rewarding as ever.  LEDC is proud to be a partner and indeed finds it rewarding to be a part of the team.  Like any good team we are always looking for ways to improve!  If you have any questions about LEDC or interest in providing input and feedback please reach out to us.

– Mark



Work Progresses on Projects in the Liberty Area

Construction projects all across the Liberty area are in full swing.

Ted’s Café Escondido off of Hwy 152 is nearly finished as the last touches are being put on the inside and outside of the building.

The Liberty at Shoal Creek development can be seen from Hwy 152 as the structures grow everyday. The 55 and better community will be finished in the next year.

The Liberty Commons site is flat and empty as the demolition has wrapped up, next steps will be to start the foundation for the new shops and restaurants.

As you drive through the square you may see the old Ethan Allen building is undergoing changes. Last week the old facade came down revealing the aged stone underneath making way for the new look to the building and to the square.

The new water treatment plant has come a long way from the ground breaking back in August. Check out the work zone cam to see what the site looks like right now.